The local authorities in eastern Nangarhar province are saying that the construction of a major fish hatchery will be completed in the near future.
The provincial government media office in a statement said the provincial agriculture director Rafiullah Rahimzai visited Surkh Rod district, accompanying a delegation of government officials, to inspect the construction work of the hatchery.
The statement further added that the hatchery will have a capacity to produce up to 2 million fish eggs which is being built with the support of the National Horticulture and livestock Project.
According to Nangarhar governor’s office, the hatchery will produce enough fish to respond to the requirements of the eastern provinces as well as other parts of the country.
The statement also added that the development of the hatchery will help the expansion of fish farming in Nangarhar and other parts of the country.
The process of fish cultivation has already begun in the hatchery and currently hundreds of thousands of small fishes have been produced in the hatchery, the statement said, adding that the process will continue until millions of small fishes have been cultivated which will then be sent to other areas for the farming.
At least twenty water pools have been established in Behsud and Surkh districts to experiment fish farming, the statement said, adding that the experiments have proven that the weather and atmospheric condition for fish farming is suitable in Nangarhar province.
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